Rs 110 cr spent on infrastructure: Goa CM
Over Rs 110 crore have been invested for upgradation of infrastructure in view of the International Film Festival of India 2004 being held for the first time in Goa from November 29, according to Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar.
"We have spruced up the entire place. Major investments have been made in upgrading the infrastructure in keeping with international standards," he told reporters here on Monday.
"The entire Panjim city has had a major face lift", he stated saying that it was important to upgrade facilities in view of the numerous delegates both from abroad and India visiting this major tourist destination of India.
"Even a four-screen state-of-the art multiplex with a seating capacity of 1272 seats was completed in six months," he said adding that the Goa Kala Academy auditorium, where the inaugural function, is being held has been given a facelift.
The GMC Complex, a heritage precint, has also been upgraded to house the administrative set up of the IFFI. During the upgradation all the original features of the heritage monument have been preserved.
The government has also organised open-air screenings for the public at Miramar beach besides a lot cultural programmes, music concerts and firework displays
"An exhibition commemorating 100 years of cinema would be on display at the art gallery at the Kala Academy"
Efforts were also made to organise a 'Film Bazaar' along the Mandovi river front to give an opportunity for film makers, producers and distributors to interact.